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  1. back and forth, backward and forward, to and fro(adverb)

    moving from one place to another and back again

    "he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"; "the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner"; "the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all day"

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  1. back and forth(Noun)

    The movement (of someone or something) forward followed by a return to the same position. May refer to a concept such as an emotional state or a relationship as well as a physical thing.

  2. back and forth(Noun)

    Negotiations or discussions between two or more parties, a dialog.

  3. back and forth(Adverb)

    From one place to another and back again.

  4. back and forth(Adjective)

    Going from one place or position to another and back again.


  1. Back & Forth

    Back & Forth is the self-published debut EP by Skinny Puppy, released in 1984. It was supposed to be a limited edition of 50 copies but only 35 were actually made. The first 15 copies were dubbed at a normal speed, while the remaining 20 were dubbed at a high speed, making them slightly inferior to the first 15. This album was remastered and rereleased in 1992 as Back and Forth Series 2, with additional tracks. The album's front and back covers are illustrations of aliens from the book UFOs Past, Present, and Future by Robert Emenegger. The inner sleeve includes a detail of George Tooker's 1950 painting Subway.

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